Tuesday, February 10, 2009
As expected, Lubo is gone for the season.
This one is a killer. The presence of Gilbert, Souray and Grebeshkov means that the club may be able to survive but the little Slovak is the team's best defenceman and his loss is a killer. Only Hemsky and Horcoff mean more to the club and one could likely argue that case. I'm one who can pretty well take a pass on Lowe's body of work since June 19th 2006 but this was a terrific trade.
And anyone who saw Staios play on Sunday knows that he's no longer up to the task of playing top four minutes. He gets the nod by default I guess but one has to think that the ripple effect on this one is going to be murder. Staios playing the toughs. Strudwick back on the blue.
Add a Dman to Tambellini's list of things to do, if he ever gets around to it, right after that veteran centreman.
Seriously though this could be the killer, the one that finishes this club off. And MacT as well.
Posted by Black Dog at 12:37 PM